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"ifl3r"Pwp' Today To Financial Antocracy Hear a Friendly Warning. Rough Bays Are Coming! Yon Won't like This Bnt I By ARTHUR BRISBANE I Germany really wants peace vt last. She wants It now, she i Grants it In a hurry. 1 Tern can read between the lines (1 tod IN the lines of the imperial J chancellor's speech that he knows J the game is up. That Is the big news of the (1 tooment, "Whether Hindenburg and the Oar he dead or alive, the days ot HIndenburgs and Ciars are draw ing to a close. J Austria, with stomach empty, eoul bitter, under the defeat in flicted by 'Italy, has had all aha wants. The Prussian military gam blers, led by their Kaiser, will go en as long as the people will let them. It probably "will not be long. With two million American sol diers, at least, to keep up the fighting airwinter on the west ern front, and hundreds of great ships carrying more fighting men, there will be no winters rest for the weary, would-be "world conquerors.'' With first hundreds, then thou sands of American flying ma chines dropping dynamite all over Germany, slavish followers of the "All Highest" Killer wfll find that war is real for them also. rfAvmAvtw mnla TtfcAM at last. But the time has not quite arrived for her to get it She must want it more earnestly and talk more plainly. She must stop telling the world what SHE wants and ask "What can I have?" Her position when this war fnflu wfll be the same as that of any other murderer, dragged be fore the court and sentenced. This may mean, an extra year of f fighting, or more. But no self-re-epecttng Judge would make any half-way bargain with a murderer. Civilisation can make no half way peace with Prussia. ' This war Is an international surgical operation, like the cut ting of some deeply rooted can cer. Prussia Is the patient, and the "WHOLE cancer must come out, leaving no roots to grow again. ' "While the world's civilisation Is ynaVjng up its mind what is to be done about the, out-of-date military autocracy that survives in Prussia, like some mammoth preserved In Siberian ice, another kind ot au tocracy, recently born, should watch the proceedings with In terest This country is the home ot that new-born autocracy, the autocracy of dollars, ot organized, monopoly, I special privilege, and national ex ploitation, backed up and exalted by a servile press that eats from the plutocrat's hand. This country has Just finished celebrating the great French an niversary. The men whose specialty is rob bing the people should realize Just what has been celebrated. Do they know what our best mend and our highest example, France, DID on July 14, 17891 Da they understand the meaning ef the British Labor party's after-the-war program? Cant they realize that a finan cial autocracy of arrogant, law defying wealth Is Just as odious to a free people as were the court and hangers-on of special privilege In France in the days of Louis XVIT You men who control the pub lie wealth of the nation make a serious mistake when von order your most solemn mouthpiece, the New York Times, to attack the President, accuse him of protect ing traitors, represent him as the too willing gull" of organized labor, simply because he has asked Congress for authority to manage your telegraphs and telephones, in the public interest. Don't you know where your wealth comes from, or how quickly and legally it could vanish? ' Get a short history of the French Revolution. Learn some thing. Find out what happened to the king and court that would not lis ten to such a man as Necker, pre ferring Foulon and Berthier, soon to have their bodies kicked around the gutter by the mob of Paris. ' This cation is Beaceful and 1 wishes to remain so within its ' vast borders. Why don't you al- yea curb your overzealoas, dis honest, servile cornoration law- C vers and corporation newspapers? Be satisfied with enough, with ten times your share. Be cautious. YOU and yoar property, not they, will bear ''the brunt if the storm c&nes. Soon mfllions of men wfll come back from France impressed with the value of force, and knowing bow to use it Soon other mfllions of men wfll ' be suddenly dismissed from am ' munition factories and shipyards. ' changed from tea dollars a day to ' a dollar and a half, or no job at all. i You ought to be in shape to face those men and answer the questions they are going to ask. On , . Trior enmnrailnn law. ' vra. fame official. boot-llckine" junr&s&c that sow flatter and WEATHER: Partly elondy todayi showers tdalgbt or to morrow. Temperature at 8 a. Bbi e8 degrees, for mal temperature oa July 1 for tbe laat tklrtr Tears, 77 degrees. NUMBER. 10.590. GERMANS' NEW DRIVE IS HALTED CLEW PAT RAISE HELD UP IN MANY DEPARTMENTS Payment of increase to ,Many Delayed to Await Decisions on . Law's Meaning Sorrle Do Not Benefit By Bn.ii vtuce. Comptroller Warwick ot the Treasury today has before him a number of Im portent questions arrowing 'out of the $120 a year additional compensation allowed to Government employes In the legislative, executive, and Judicial appropriation bill, first vetoed by President Wilson and approved by him July 3, after Its repassajte by Congress. The additional compensation be came effective July 1 and moit of the Government departments, In pay ing off employes yesterday added J5 to tie checks of those clearly entitled to it. The Treasury Department with held the additional money, and will pay 110 at the close of .the month, hbplnc to have formal. decisions front the'Comptraller as to .questions' Jo-dispute, i Faaa tie Bock." The Department of Commerce alio "passed the buck;" as disbursing of ficers call It when" they are In doubt, and will not pay off until the end of the month. In some respects the law is man datory, and In others permissive, as viewed today by officials. The law, for instance, la man datory a to all employes In the Gov ernment service who are serving In bureaus or divisions- that were created prior to January 1, IBIS. All em ployes receiving- up to J2JS0O a year will get the increase except char women And others whose wages were less than S400 per year. Such em ployes are entitled, under the law, to only ft per month additional compen sation. The law prohibits an In crease of over 30 per cent in salary. PtusllBS Provisions. Puzzling- provisions In the law ap ply to clerks who received more than $200 a year Increase In salary during the fiscal year 1818, or who are given an increase or more than that in the present fiscal year. It provides that they shall notreceive the J120 until they obtain from the head of the department or establishment em ploying them a certificate of ability and qualifications showing that they really deserve the increased compen sation. Identically the same pro vision applies to 'all clerks who may have entered regularly established bureaus or divisions since June 30, 1017. No matter what salaries they are receiving or whether they have even had Increases In salaries they must obtain certificates of merit showing that they are entitled to the additional compensation. This Is re garded aa permissive, and not man datory and will give department and other heads much trouble. The controller has Informally told disbursing officers that employes who have received over S200 increase In salaries In the last fiscal year and the present fiscal year combined will not get the $120 Increase. That Is, if a clerk was given $200 a year In crease In the last fiscal year and la boosted $100 more this fiscal J ear he or she will not be entitled to the extra money except upon a. certificate of merit. Who Do Not Get Increase. All employes paid from lump sum appropriations In bureaus, divisions, commissions and governmental agen cies "created by law" since January 1. 1918, are debarred from the additional (Continued on Page 3, Column 1.) TODAY mislead you, will nSas-rals run when light Is turned- on In the cellar. y And TOUR bnre'financial bulk, too big to run down the rat hole, will have to stand and answer. Do you know what people are pay Ins tor the food they eat? Do you know how they (eel about It? Be careful. At least remember what is' written here. In a year or two yon may wish that you had paid attention to It Doat Jet the 14th of July pass over year .heads without teaching yon anything. There are rough days ahead. Toasrlfl need a pilot, not a New York Tinea manicure. Ik ifaMfrtt PublUbtd avary eveotns- (Including Sunday). Katered aa Mcond-cUta matter at tba part- efSce at WaaMnston. D. C Arthur Guy Empey, "Over the Top" Hero, Is U.S.-Army Captain Arthur Guy Empey, former ser geant in the British army and author of "Over the Top," has been made a captain In the United States army. It was announced to day. He will be attached to the adjutant general's office and prob-, ably will be sent on recruiting duty. Eleven persona were Injured today when a St Louis express on the Balti more and Ohio railroad ran into a local train 'bound for irashlngton from Boyds, Md, at Linden Junction. The Injured were removed to Wash ington. The express' was running at moderate speed. TAls enabled the en gineer to slow it up almost to a stop' and avert a crash that might have caused the loss ot many lives. According to passengers of the local No. 40, which was due here at 7:20 a. to, their train had gonejinto a siding to wait until the express pissed, but shortly before the express train arrived It palled " r.;, a4he main line at slow speedT "The express ttruck the Tear coach. 'Members of the train crews told The Times that the accident, was due to a "mix-up In orders, but (n ln structlons from officials the trainmen declined to tell how the "mlxup" came about. The Interstate Coramer-c Commis sion has begun an InvoxllgBtiol into the cause of the accident. Inspectors were at work shortly after news ot the wreck arrived here. P. C Allen, general superintendent of the Balti more and Ohio, has also ordered an Investigation. He denied that there was any "mix-up" in orders, explain ing that the trains are dispatched by automatic signal. List of Injured. The Injured are: The injured are: William Dawson, fifty-five, of Ger mantown, lid. He is employed In the Fuel Administration. He suffered concussion of the brain, and probably Internal injuries. Dawson is at the Casualty Hospital. Mrs. Elizabeth H. Jordan, forty-six, Gaithersburg. Md, back Injured. John Fish, thirty-eight, Gaithers burg, cut on right leg and arm. Spencer Dean, thirty-eight, Kenslag (Continued on Page 15, Column 6.) TELElPiflES OVERCROWDED BY U. S., IS PROTEST Because many Individuals and cor porations are complaining of being crowded off the telegraph wires by "rush" Government messages. Secre tary of War Baker has ordered an Investigation. The signal corps Is canvassing the wire situation here, and efforts will be made' to relegate some of the Government business to the malls or to quiet periods of the day. It is found that some Government offices use wires liberally on routine matters uhich could be as well trans mitted by mall. HOTELS TO SAVE SUGAR. To aid In the conservation of sugar the Kansas Hotel Men's Association has pledged Its members to serve no' more than one teaspoonful of sugar per person per meal In their hotels and restaurants. LOST AND FOUND BRACRLKT-PUtlsura, with diamond and two sappbirti, at CDmpuit uacn or on steamer Droamlana bttworn cnenpeeke Beach and Baltlraorn Liberal reward If re turned to Mrs, J. O NEArlE MITCHELL. Ill Rock Creek Church rd , Wariunston. D. C. MT GLASSES Pair (rasa lluske), bet fuel ad- xnlnUtraUon bids and Interior Dept.: also tmrx cnntalnlnr ear tickets and chase. far. J W. ROBBIXS. 1MI Emerton rt. N. W. 1 ! ptmSB Small black, contalnlnr tX: Cran dall'e Theater, Mh and B its , Saturday aft ernoon. Liberal reward If returned Is PAU LINE LCWIN, 41 Conn. Apart., 1U0 Conn, see. W niS'O 1-k solitaire diamond: Anaeoetla ear. tth and O to or In House Office Bulldlnc. ELLIS. IM tth at. N. W. l-n MIXED U BLAMED FOR I (Coaiiausd es CloartlUd PossxJ WASHINGTON, TUESDAY EVENING. Where The map shows in graphic detail AMERICANS ON THE T TAKE MM FOE By FRANK J. TAYLOR, (United Press Stiff Correspondent). WITH THE AMERICANS IN THE CHAMPAGNE, July 16 (8:56 a. m.). American units holding the line east of Rheims have not given an inch before the German drive. Forming the allied right flank, they stood like a Btone wall against the great enemy push, inflicting huge losses on the Germans and taking large numbers of prisoners. Foe Sweeps Forward. Following a bombardment of gas and high explosives, -which adjoining French units declared was heavier than anr every attempted at Verdun, the masses ot gray-clad German In fantry swept forward to the assault yesterday morning. American field guns, firing low over the heads of our men in advanced po sitions, tore great gaps In the clos packed, ranks of the enemy. The ma chine gunners and riflemen withheld their fire until they could literally fol low General Putnam's famous order, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes." then at a signal they cut loose with such a tornado of steel that the foremost waves of Boche In fantry were torn to shreds Tbe Germans wavered, tried to re form their ranks, and finally fled, (Continued on Pace 2, Column 5 ) CROWDERCALLS F0R7J16T0TAKE T Provost Marshal General Crowder to day Issued a call for 7.116 jelectlve serv ice men to be used as mechanics and gas engine men. to entrain August IS. Those wishing to enllit voluntarily baTe until July 3 to do so. The quotas are Connecticut, ICC, to University of Maine, entrain August 1, District of Columbia, 100, to Alabama Polytechnic; Indiana, 4C0, to Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Kansas, 3b0, to Kentucky Unlvcralt) , Kentucky, 3)9, to Alabama Polytechnic, Louisiana, 200. to Alabama Polytechnic, Massachusetts. 100, to Maine University, entrain August 1. Minnesota, 412, to State University, and SIS to State Agricultural College Ne braska. t0, to Itahe School, Kansas City: Missouri, 900, to Raho School; North Carolina, ISO. to State Agricul tural College , Ohio. SCO. to Rahe School . Pennsylvania. 412, to University of Pitta burg, and 133 to Erie School Board, West Virginia, 1JS (colored), to Negro Technical School. Wisconsin. 1,900 to Sweeny School, Kansas City. VON HINTZ RECEIVED BY KINO. COPENHAGEN, July 18. Admiral von Mlntze. the newly appointed Ger man foreign secretary, will be re ceived in audience by King Haakon of Norway, at Chrlstlanla tomorrow, seta a dispatch from that city today The object of von Hlntze's visit Is to establish better relations between Germany and Norway, it is said. 0kwaUmk9ammMrm w ST awssfBwSpK feh h h 4ATsL.eSkest tJlgg-ftt SsihfcK w AsVCHjt m sVflHl(aV(sHBsM0 sl m MLLwMLYa&k m- ww m9 sssr 4ev SBlfls Mm akHfM jssav tsssjes- "IssftllW r SsPsBHtJssvQVlv W eSBjSssssleBaBBaw KsAskgjsSkAeSk liak WssflssssssWeBsssssTssssB fasi sMfaSu M m"r Tmm ' T! B rT JsC WTm Ma JTnste PERSIC'S OOPS r 1 PRISONERS SPECIAL RAINING the Latest German Offensive Broke the points at which the German offensive broke against the allied lines. for a few minor gains, ihe enemy- drive was a failure. SHATTERED ENEMY'S UNITS MARNE AND CHAMPAGNE FRONTS Perilling and Bliii Confirm Success of Americans In Stopping Germans Pershing- aad cGeseral i , : ' count righting In a cablegram" Kcawdtoday- by "JgfP'fb "Dispatches received from General PersHsg sad -General 'Bliss I confirm the cress account of yesterday's fighting. "American troops west of Sormejls counter attacked, captured pris oners, and established and are holding their advance positions. Ger many's barrage was met by counter barrage, which in many places prevented the advance of their infantry. "Full reports covering the entire front are not yet available. The general situation this morning is regarded as satisfactory. The first day in such a battle is, of course, merely a general advance guard action. Tbe great pressure of reserves and concentrated masses 'is still to be looked for." . WOMAN INJURED IN GERMAN RAID I.S. PARIS, July 18. German air raid ers last night bombed an American Red Cross hospital at Jouy, killing two men and Injuring nine persons. Including Miss Jane Jeffrey. The hospital war full of wounded, and operations were proceeding when the attack began. Physicians and nurses never halted their work. Three tents were destroyed. East ot Chalons Red Cross workers searched all night long for wounded, end many were sent back to the hos pitals. $200,000,000 INSURANCE ON RAILWAYS IS SAVED Insurance on all rail properties un der Federal control today was assum ed by the Railroad Administration. Losses suffered hereafter will be ap portioned among the different roads. The move will accomplish an annual saving of approximately $200,000,000 In Insurance premiums. WAR PEN8ION BILL 8IQNED. President Wilson today aigned the Spanish-American war veterans' widows and orphans bill ROOMS FOR RENT Q BT. N W.. IMS-Extra Urea, room for t, adjolninc bath. airy 4 This ad rented the rooms after they had been adver tised but one day in The TIMES. The advertiser says that they have such good re sults from TIMES Want Ads that they wouldn't advertise in any other paper. Phone us your ads, Main 5260. Bill will be sent. ONI HOSPTAL mm JULY 16, 1918. Bliss confirmed yesterday's ec- ALLIES AND U. S. T LONDON, July 16 There are several thousand American troops operating on the Mnrman coast, in northern Russia, it was learned authoritatively today. Threat ot sharp attacks by Ger mans, menacing the Murman Petro gra4 railroad. Is speeding allied re inforcements to the Murman coast. In the wake, of additional landings of British, French and Americans within the last few days, "more troops are being sent." official cables stated today. The French and British have determined upon "preliminary steps" In a definite program In north western Russia. While the allies are trying to determine upon a course lq Siberia, direct action Is being taken In Murmansk. The Russians are co operating. Expect Battle With Germans. That a battle may be pending is In dicated by the cable report today that "the Germans are making desperate efforts to secure control of strategic points along the coast and the rail way. While the majority of their forces are not w lthln Immediate reach of the railway it can easily be bom barded by airplanes." Germany's desire to occupy the Mur man coast, which contains several open harbors, is two-fold, tbe cable states. First, with Zeebrugge closed and Ostend ot little value and British minefields making It Increasingly dif ficult for her subs to reach the At lantic, she needs new harbors for submarine bases. BRITISH FLYERS DOWN TWEYE FOE AIRCRAFT LONDON, July 18 Nine enemy planes were shot down Sunday by British flyers, and three balloons were destroyed, the British air min istry announced today. Five British machines are missing. On the morning of July - sidings at Roulers and the tlon dumps at Warneton Daume. the docks at B dredging parties at ZeebtuB. heavily bombeS. m IROOPS TO UN A Today reports Indicate that, except ENEMY AnACK NOT RENEWED AFTER tOICDOX, Jnty IS (X p. The Americana beiweest VMsfcr kesi mh and Crexaney bare retakes their former positions treat the Germaas em the sootherm bask ef the Ilinu river, the Xstenatlaftal News Servlect learned this after on frem aa smtherrtattT uree. By FRED S. FERGUSON, (United Press Staff Correspondent). WITH THE AMERICANS ON THE MARNE, July 16 (8 a, m.). Thrown back across the Uame by the brilliant American counter at tack, the Germans had not renewed their infantry assaults up to the hour of cabling today. The sky was overcast and it was raining intermittently. The artil lery dnel, which continued all night. was still raging. There was con siderable aerial activity despite un favorable weather, and great quan tities of bombs were dropped oa the rear areas of both armies. Take Many Prisoners. The American counter attack. Which cleared the river bend of the enemy, resulted In the taking of, between 1 X and 1 BOO prisoners, including a complete brlg.de staff. Failure of the enemy to renew his attacks may be significant, as In fantry actions usually start before A o'clock. Tbe German attack on the Marne began yesteerday at 3 a. m. Initial ttempts of the enemy to bridge ine tver were frustrated by American artillery and machine-gun fire. As the boche Ore was concentrated on tbe American positions In the bend of the river, from three sides, our men gradually fell baek In perfect or der and the Germans succeeded In throwing six pontoons across. Following tbe cleverest dictates or strategy, the American retirement continued until our men reached the base of the salient created by the bend Is the river. There they halted (Continued on Pae S, Column 8.) J. SLATED TO HEAD U. S. WIRE Former Congressman David J. Lewis of Maryland, regarded as ope of the foremost authorities on tele graphs and telephones In America, la slated to be the actual head of the new Government wire service under Postmaster General Burleson, who will be director. This was .given out today on such authority It Is not doubted, although there has not been any omciai an- Lewis said today he 3f staff of the wires on and would be the u do the actual work ot 'directing the administration. - A- nrniil.ni ,&-. W!" Jamavse rn inir' r - t iimti r ---. j rlL.I ULtlL 3T I 'WsaWrwalwelissasiMI -.- w w DAVID m CONTROL FINAL EDITION PRICE TWO CENTS. FOE cms Germans, AlthoiifhilkSfl Mort Than 60O,006liiHaveRe- cived Most SiiwuTCheck f Year,' Expert Say; PARIS, July 1 aaff p. au). Infantry fighting e the new Champagne hattfefrost com pletely died down last aJght, the Geraans maldag se effort to re new iheir attacks, the French war office anaasBcad today. "South of the Marseille Get saiM did net paw at of the line through BlrAgatr, La Cha-pelto-MeathadiMa, aad the sesth em "herders of, BeaejaigBy for eat A thoBsaad enemy prim H were taken. The Freaek atUfkelsUMaradl-le-Pert. "North ef.tfegtarae the Ger- rttbrategmlfc .MM ' Met - OFF Alfa SAYSPARIS WAR OFFICE c-. tfcrmt Mfasimv Iio'GeniM.asmpC WtSTakaaV laat Bikt." The new German drive the fifth phase of the enemy's west front of fensive, was checked within a few hours. Starting at daybreak yesterdar. the German advance was stopped a midday. Prom then on the allies ap parently assumed the initiatrre ea most parts of the fifty-mile front, pushing the enemy back by counter attacks. Completely halted in their initial rash, the German, command called off its infantry in the evening sad the attacks had not been renewed tip to 10 o'clock this morning. Germans Halted, A composite report of yesterday" fighting shows the following! Americans holding tbe allied left wing threw the Germans bade across the Marne after tha enemy had ad vanced about three miles south of tha river. Between 1,000 and 1.50O Ger mans were captured. Including an Sa tire brigade staff. Tarther to the left, a minor Ger man attack was met by the Ameri cans west of Chateau-Thierry and completely repulsed. Another secondary enemy opera tlon. sUll farther to the left In the Ourcq river region, was stopped by French artillery Are. On the allied right wlnsr. another American force (probably to tha northeastward of Uurlus) broke up wave after wave of German infan try and failed to lose an Inch ot ter ritory. Along the Marne to the right of the Americans, between Passy-sur- Marne and Mareull-Ie-Port a front of about eight miles the Germans evidently progressed aa far as St. Agnan and La Chapelle-Monthodon. ("four miles south of the liver, and still maintain a large portion of their gains. i Between the Marne and Bbeims.-tba enemy advanced an average depth of three miles from Chatlllon-Sar-Mcrne northeastward to Bllgny, penetrating the villages of Belval and Pourcy. East of Rheims, the Germans pro gressed on two sectors. Between Prunay, seven miles southeast of Rheims, and the Sulppe river, sixteen miles east of Rheims, they advanced to Presnes, a penetration of tour miles. Farther eastward, the Ger mans advanced to Soulan and Perthes-les-Hurlus, a penetration of two miles. Tbe only phase of the German at tack that can be regarded aa having accomplished any degTee ot success Is the progress of the "nutcracker" at Rheims. The advance to the east and west of the city now pl&ces Rheims at the tip of a salient twelve miles across its base and eight miles deep. Epemay, described by some authori ties as the immediate geographical objective ot the German drive, is oa the south bank of tbe Marne. fourteen miles south ot Rheims. and twenty- five miles east of Chateau Thierry. BIG LOSSES MARK NEW OFFENSIVE PARIS. July 11 Terrific loesee marked the fifth German offensive) on the Marne-Champagne front, wblcfc began yesterday morning. Before noon ea Mmrtt Seer : rl 31 0 A.iasaaa--tagsefc 4 - -& '